Charlaine Harris may not be Shakespeare but she is a guaranteed easy read and never a disappointment. Sookie is the perfect lazy Sunday afternoon companion. Deadlocked has all the flirty ponytail and paranormal hijinks one expects from a Sookie Stackhouse installment. Will she ever find her Mr. Right? I enjoy the television program but I love Charlaine Harris' lighter approach to the characters she has created. Always sexy, always sassy and soothingly southern. I will continue to follow the series as long as Ms. Harris continues to write them.